ticket in construction zone
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I received a speeding ticket in a construction zone. The speed limit was displayed on an "advisory" type (black and orange) type of warning road sign. The officer was with the Pasadena, Texas police department. I called the Pasadena Traffic department and was told that the ticket was "non-enforceable" and that the officer was probably confused. I was advised to plead not-guilty. I went to the arraignment and requested a trial by jury. I am scheduled for a pre-trial hearing in February 2006. Specifically what is meant by "non-enforceable"? Generally, what are my options at the pre-trial hearing? E.g., can I request to change my choice to trial by judge? What latitude does the pre-trial prosecution attorney have? Can he/she throw out the ticket, and for what reasons?